In a study conducted by PRS, it has been revealed that 48% of people in the UK feel that there is not enough live music in their area. The same study revealed that Manchester and Newcastle have the most vibrant live scenes whilst Derbyshire is the worst area in the country. Quite simply, not enough people have access to live music.
Independent music is the future. The major label model is dying and artists and indie labels are taking over. You only have to look at all the artists that have jumped off the major label band wagon (Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Supergrass, OK-GO – the list goes on) to see that things are changing. This week we’ve brought in Jack Clothier from indie label Alcopop! to tell you why indies are the future, what they do, and how you can get their attention.
This week, we’ve brought in Clare Tucker to explain what exactly Radio Pluggers do. As founder of 1-2-hear, Clare explains how pluggers are the key to getting radio airplay and taking your band from MySpace to Radio 1.
So You Do What, Exactly? is a series dedicated to explaining what all the confusingly named music industry people actually do. We’ve brought in these confusingly named people to tell you themselves. First up, bloggers. Joe Sparrow from the brilliant A New Band A Day tells us how bloggers can help launch music careers, why he blogs and how you should get in touch to get your music heard.
Grunge-folk artist, Julia Why?, all the way from Sydney, wrote to ask whether she should record a single or EP or go for a full album. It raises an important question of how relevant albums are in the new look music industry and what the best strategy is for emerging artists.
So your kick-ass single is recorded, artwork is done and photographs are good to go. You’ve thrown them all in a jiffy bag and you’re about to send it out to anyone and everyone… Just hold on a minute! This week, music experts Dotted Music give you advice on putting together the best possible press pack to make sure your music gets listened to.